Grove City consistently strives to add to, improve and maintain parks and recreation facilities throughout the city. Current projects include the reconstruction of the parking lot of the Kingston Center and the restoration of Marsh Run in Gantz Park. Recently completed projects include the renovation of the Evans Center and the addition of amenities to Windsor Park.

Kingston Center Parking Lot

The parking lot behind the Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave., is closed for reconstruction beginning Monday, July 26 to improve traffic flow and prevent flooding.

Visitors should park in the rear parking lot of Park Street Intermediate School, accessible from Kingston Avenue just east of the Kingston Center, and enter the Kingston Center through the front entrance.

Red Cross blood drives will move temporarily to the Evans Center.

Thank you for your patience as we improve our facilities.

Diagram of alternative parking for Kingston Center

Marsh Run Restoration in Gantz Park

Excuse our mess! Grove City is restoring Marsh Run in Gantz Park from the main parking lot east to Gantz Road.

Over time, the creek has been straightened, experienced entrenchment leading to erosion, polluted with runoff from the road and overrun with invasive plant and tree species such as honeysuckle.

This project, financed by a grant from the CleanOhio Conservation Fund, will return Marsh Run to a more natural condition. This includes clearing trees and replanting with hardy native species of trees and shrubs, as well as stabilizing the creek by raising the channel bed, regrading and reinforcing eroded banks, and rerouting the water flow further from Home Road.

While it might seem like there are long pauses in work, the project timeline is planned to minimize disruption to wildlife and maximize the establishment of new trees and shrubs. Trees will be felled in March, vegetation cleared in April and work on the stream bed starts in May and continues through the summer. New trees and shrubs will be planted in late fall to enhance healthy root development.

We appreciate your patience and know you share our excitement about making Grove City’s first park a premier destination for experiencing nature.

Marsh Run Project Area

Project Timeline

  • Phase I (March): tree felling
  • Phase II (April): vegetation removal
  • Phase III (May-summer): streambed reconstruction
  • Phase IV (November): planting of native species of trees and shrubs

Phase I

Phase II

Phase III

Evans Center Renovation

Over the past year, the Evans Center has undergone a variety of facility upgrades including a new welcome area, bathrooms with improved accessibility, new counters and cabinets, and much more. The Evans Center reopens to the public Tuesday, July 6.

Windsor Park

Pickleball shade & bleachers

Pickleball Courts

Bleachers and shade structures were added to the Pickleball Court area at Windsor Park in June 2021.

Tennis Courts

The lights for the tennis courts are being replaced with new LED versions in spring-summer 2021.